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Top 10 Countries in Installed Wind Power, 2008
Installed Wind Power (megawatts) Installed Wind Power (megawatts per capita)
Source: Renewable Energy Policy Network (2009): Renewable 2008 - Global Status Report. Table R2 ( Data from Global Wind Energy Council, 2007. Population Data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2009): World Population Prospects, the 2008 Revision, New York
Note: Figures rounded to nearest 10 MW

In 2008, the United States of America was the world leader in installed wind power, followed by Germany, Spain and China.

In per capita terms, Denmark has, by far, the largest installed capacity of wind power - followed by Spain and Germany. The United States of America had about the same per capita installed wind power in 2006 as Italy. In per capita terms, the installed wind power of India and China is negligible.

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